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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

SPECIAL REPORT: By Philip Cass in Brisbane Melanesian Media Freedom Forum - Day two - The second day of the Melanesian Media Freedom Forum began...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Philip Cass in Brisbane Opening session - Day One The problems of operating in the Pacific and the impact of online news...

By Moale James “West Papuans are being denied their basic human rights … Human beings have a right to freedom. Freedom to be treated fairly...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Acting editor of the Pacific Media Centre's Pacific Journalism Review Dr Philip Cass has cast doubt on the success of Australia's...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two Indonesian journalists who had reported on an illegal oil palm plantation in Sumatra have been found stabbed to death. According to...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Academics and tertiary students from across the Asia Pacific have been invited to submit papers for the Asian Congress for Media...

OPINION:  By Moale James What should we expect for the future of media freedom in the Pacific? And how do we sift through the “bullshit”...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A five-member film crew from 60 Minutes Australia has been in detained in Kiribati for what government sources claimed was false...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk  Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie condemned the Australian and New Zealand governments and mainstream media for their "deafening silence"...

By Rebecca Ananian-Welsh Australians picked up their morning papers yesterday to find heavily blacked-out text instead of front-page headlines. This bold statement was instigated by the “Your...

By Justin Matthews According to a recent study, the sixth leading cause of death for young men in the United States is the warranted and unwarranted...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk University of the South Pacific staff and students have released a rebuttal to former Vice Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra’s claim that...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia has denied New Zealand diplomats’ requests to visit Papua and assess the conflict and human rights situation in the turbulent...

By RNZ Pacific Australia should help Manus Island develop industries like tourism, a journalist who covers refugee detention in Papua New Guinea has said. Melbourne's Michael...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu leaders have taken the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to speak out against the military repression of anti-racism...

By RNZ Pacific Journalist organisations in Indonesia have condemned alleged discrimination towards their colleagues by police in West Papua. Three leading journalists in Papua were prevented...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk At least 32 people have been killed and scores more injured in Papua amid fresh protests against racism and police persecution,...

By Wansolwara staff in Suva Twelve leading journalists from 11 Pacific Island countries will converge in Suva, Fiji, this Friday to discuss critical issues affecting the region...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila In the wake of a Vanuatu Daily Post investigation into what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to spread...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Internet access in West Papua has been at least partially restored just days after Indonesian police accused human rights lawyer Veronica...

By RNZ Pacific An Indonesian human rights lawyer working with West Papuans has been named as a criminal suspect. Veronica Koman is accused of "incitement" and...

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk Fijian police have reportedly cautioned the Pacific Conference of Churches Secretariat from flying the Morning Star – the West Papuan flag of Independence...